West Point is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,333 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Point is the 168th largest community in Virginia.
West Point is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Point is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Point who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), management occupations (11.30%), and sales jobs (8.41%).
A relatively large number of people in West Point telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.24% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
West Point is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West Point’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In terms of college education, West Point is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.39% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in West Point in 2010 was $26,070, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,280 for a family of four. However, West Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Point is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Point include Irish, German, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in West Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.